News

The Technology Industries of Finland and Aalto University joint letter regarding the "Building the European Data Economy" communication and consultation

The Technology Industries of Finland and Aalto University have sent a joint letter for the European Commission providing responses to the "Building the European Data Economy" consultation.
europe_flag_700x400_en_en.jpg

The key recommendations include: 

  • Decisive EU regulatory action should be taken against forced data localization in member states, absent other effective measures.
  • Additional regulation regarding ownership of data and liabilities is unnecessary. Freedom of contract should particularly be respected as the basis of B2B relations.
  • Revising product liability to explicitly cover connected or automated products is not necessary, at least for the foreseeable future.
  • The DSM must avoid creating overlapping privacy rules that may hinder innovation and stifle competition.
  • While avoiding premature or unnecessary regulation, the EU should use other means at its disposal to speed up the development of European data economy, e.g. through the actions of the Digitizing European Industry initiative.
  • The EU should focus on ensuring that Europeans have the required digital skills to take advantage of the digital economy, as both empowered citizens and innovative employees.
  • The EU must stay mindful of the global market; ali regulatory and policy initiatives should be measured carefully against their potential impact on the global competitiveness of Europe and European businesses. Advancing European competitiveness should be a key target in all policy action.

The full letter can be found here. 

 

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Related news

Saara Saarela at the set of the movie Guardian of Water. Photo: Gabriela Urm © Bufo 2020
Press releases Published:

Saara Saarela to direct The Guardian of Water

The movie based on Emmi Itäranta’s award-winning novel Memory of Water has begun filming. The Guardian of Water (Veden vartija in Finnish) is directed by Saara Saarela, professor of film directing at Aalto University.
Heikko kirkastuma, kuva: Metsähovin radiotutkimusasema
Press releases Published:

New study: The quiet Sun is much more active than we thought

The quiet Sun has been studied considerably less than the active Sun.
Pohjoisen ikirouta-alueen vehreää kasvillisuutta. Kuva: Ive van Krunkelsven
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost area larger than earlier estimated

Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called the priming effect. A recent study published in Nature Geoscience shows that the priming effect alone can cause emission of 40 billion tonnes carbon from permafrost by 2100.
vaping
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

How vaping companies exploit Instagram for youth-oriented marketing?

Researchers use artificial intelligence to analyse hundreds of thousands of Instagram posts about vaping